Rally at Pearson Airport Saturday between 12:00-12:45 to support the 2600 fired PALEA ground workers who work for PAL in Manila.

A solidarity assembly for the workers of PALEA (Philippine Air Lines Employees Association).

Saturday,  December 10, 2011  between 1200 – 1245 hrs.
at the Inukshuk outside of Domestic Departures Terminal 1, YYZ

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is a profitable airline owned by a billionaire who has fired the airline’s entire airport ground staff represented by PALEA and are replacing them with non-unionized contract workers for a third of their salary, working six 8 hour shifts a week.

Right now, over 2600 PALEA members and their families are occupying a portion of MNL airport as well as other airports throughout the Philippines in a bid to fight for their jobs. They are facing horrible persecution by management hired goons and a corrupt government doing  the billionaire of PAL’s bidding.

Their situation has become desperate and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued an urgent appeal for airline workers around the world to mobilise solidarity for these brave workers’ struggle:

http://www.itfglobal.org/campaigns/campaigns-3192.cfm

 

Links contains downloads of handouts, handbills of campaign.

All the major airport Unions (CAW, CUPE and IAMAW) and the Filipino community will be mobilising for this lunchtime event.

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